Today, Kate Chopin (1850–1904), is recognised as one of America’s essential authors. She has been credited with introducing the modern feminist literary movement. The Encyclopaeida Britannica writes that “her concerns about the freedom of women foreshadowed later feminist literary themes”. You can read more about her as well as her short stories as KateChopin.org and at americanliterature.com.
She wrote “The Story of an Hour” in 1894, and although more than a century has passed the situation in the story is not unheard of in today’s world. Read (and/or listen) then consider what really happened in the story and more importantly why?
Toth, Emily. (2017). “Kate Chopin ‘The Story of an Hour.’” KateChopin.org. Retrieved from https://www.katechopin.org/the-story-of-an-hour/
The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica (februari 14, 2016) “Kate Chopin” in Encyclopædia Britannica: Encyclopædia Britannica, inc. Retrieved oktober 27, 2017 from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Kate-Chopin